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Per the request of many persons, I am providing a list of Irish authors Tom Walsh thinks you should know.

Colm Toibin
Blackwater Lightship (shortlisted for the Booker Prize for fiction, 1999)
The Heather Blazing (Encore Award best second novel, 1992)
The Master portrait of novelist Henry James (shortlisted for the Booker prize for fiction, 2004, won International IMPAC Dublin Award, 2009)
Bad Blood: Walking along the Irish Border
Brooklyn (Winner of the Costa Book award)
 
Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Booker Prize Winner)
the Barrytown Trilogy
The Woman who Walked Into Doors
The Last Roundup Trilogy
Mad Weekend
 
Colum McCann
Everythingin This Country Must
I Went Fishing the Sloe-Black River
Let The Great World Spin (National Book Award)
This Side of Brightness
Dancer
 
Frank McCourt
Angela’s Ashes (Pulitzer Prize)
Tis
Teacher Man
 
John McGahern
The  Dark
The Leavetaking
Amongst Women
 
John Banville
The Sea (Booker Prize winner 2005)
The Untouchable
The Book of Evidence
Dr. Copernicus
  
Brendan O’Carroll
The Agnes Brown Trilogy
The Mammy
The Chiselers
The Granny
Sparrow McCabe
 
Declan Hughes
The Wrong Kind of Blood
The Color of Blood
 
Playwright/author
Brian Friel
Philadelphia Here I Come
Dancing at Lugnasa
Translation
Give Me Your Answers Do!
Performances
The Home Place
 
Poets
Seamus Heaney
Patrick Kavanaugh
William Butler Yeats
Please provide your own recommendations.

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